"Now, at last, nothing could but his death could satisfy me": First edition of Vladimir Nabokov's Tyrants Destroyed and Other Stories

  • Tyrants Destroyed and Other Stories.

Tyrants Destroyed and Other Stories.

$30.00

Item Number: 89074

London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1975.

First British edition of this collection of thirteen stories written by Nabokov in the 1920s and 30s. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov wrote his first nine novels in Russian, but he achieved international prominence after he began writing English prose. His best known work, Lolita, published in English in 1955 was ranked fourth in the list of the Modern Library 100 Best Novels. Tyrants Destroyed and Other Stories includes A Matter of Chance, Perfection, Vasily Shishkov, and The Vane Sisters.

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